Dear Crissy

Hello, second trimester

Today, I am 14 weeks, and 3 days pregnant. To answer the first question that you may have on your mind, yes, I am still sick. That said, I have a lot of hope that the end of nausea and vomiting is near, as the dark cloud of illness lifted at 17 weeks when I was pregnant with Evan. Please join me in the crossing of all of your fingers and toes that history repeats itself.

In addition to the unrelenting nausea, I have been experiencing some really terrible headaches with this pregnancy. With my first pregnancy, I actually never had a headache until the week I went into labor, so, there are days now when I feel like I am pretty much out of commission all around.

Two paragraphs of physical complaints, and I will start the third by declaring one thing. I suck at being pregnant. It is officially, official.

That said, I have an appointment for my 20-week anatomy scan, where hopefully (baby cooperating), I’ll be able to find out if this baby is a little boy, or girl. I’m pretty excited about this, and my appointment is the day before Evan’s birthday, so, it’s going to be a pretty awesome week!

Do I want a boy, or a girl, you ask? Well, both? I would love for Evan to have a brother, and likewise, having a little girl would be awesome for any mom. I really don’t have any kind of intuition about what I’m having… some days I think boy, for sure, and some days I think maybe it is a girl! What do you think?

    15 Comments on “Hello, second trimester”

  1. I’ve got my fingers crossed you’ll be feeling better quickly! I was never good at being pregnant too – I was always sick and miserable the whole time, which is why my latest little one (#4) is my last!

    That being said, I had horrendous migraine headaches in the 2nd trimester with my last two pregnancies. My PCP doctor told me to take extra magnesium (available in the vitamin aisle) and after taking 800-1200 mg daily, my headache went away and never came back. It worked so well my OB said she is now telling all her other patients this “trick.”
    ((HUGS)) I hope you feel better quickly!

  2. I wanted to stop by and say hello Crissy I haven’t been by. I hope you are doing well. I had major headaches when I was pregnant with my daughter, dreadful! Hope you get to feeling better soon.

  3. I’m sorry to hear that you are so sick with this pregnancy. It always amazes me that it seems like no two pregnancies are alike. I was sick as a dog with my oldest and gained a ton of weight. I wasn’t sick with my youngest but I also lost weight (it was a rough pregnancy).

    Good luck! I hope all goes well.

    Boy or girl, as long as it’s healthy.

  4. Let’s hope, I’m crossing everything over here in Germany! We are visiting for two weeks.

    Let me guess…I think it’s going to be a…boy.

  5. I am thinking that since there are some different symptoms with this pregnancy, it is probably a girl…believe me, they will give you more headaches before they are grown. Whatever it is, I wish you luck, and hope you get to feeling better soon!

  6. I had horrible headaches with my daughter so I’m gonna say girl! Hopefully the hypermesis ends and you’re feeling better soon!

  7. YAY!!!! I was a bit worse with my daughter, but it may have been hormonal since they were 11 years apart (my body got older/grosser). HA! My son adores our daughter, and there’s nothing in the world like having an awesome big brother!

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  9. I think it’s (the knowing) in God’s hands for now!

  10. Hopefully your morning sickness settles down since your in the second trimester. When I was pregnant with my second one I had all the old wives tales/signs that it would be a…I ended up with another boy, but all along I pretty much KNEW I would have another boy.

  11. My sickness is only in the evenings, but I am experiencing the same thing with head aches. I was telling my Hubs just this past weekend (Im 14 weeks and 4 days!) I feel worthless around here. My son has nothing to do and I have no energy or anything for him. I don’t do dinners lately because I get sick in the evenings, so I can’t stand to be around food. And the house, oh you should see the house! My 1st pregnancy was nothing like this one, so I as well am hoping things subside soon!! I haven’t blogged in almost 2 weeks!
    Fingers crossed for ya!

  12. Keeping my fingers crossed extra tight that your sickness leaves sooner, rather than later! Can’t wait to find out if it’s a boy or girl!

  13. Everyday I check hoping to see you post or tweet that you are feeling better. Little in life is easy but being that sick all of the time really stinks!

  14. I’m wondering what names you have planned for both instances.

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